NORTHERN ENGLISH. An occasional term for: (1) The Northumbrian DIALECT of OLD ENGLISH and its successor dialects in the North of England and in Scotland. (2) English as used in the North of England, sometimes extended to include SCOTS and SCOTTISH ENGLISH. See CUMBRIA, DIALECT IN ENGLAND, GEORDIE, LANCASHIRE, L-SOUNDS, NORSE, NORTHUMBRIA, SCOUSE, YORKSHIRE.
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